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tcarroll

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A little Scared
« on: November 15, 2015, 04:17:31 AM »
I had my first BHR 5yrs ago getting ready for my second.Thing that scares me is i know a person who had there second one done and it failed.I know it can happen and trying to think positive.Surgery 11/20

jd

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Re: A little Scared
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 05:31:25 AM »
Are you going to an experienced surgeon that you trust? If you read around here you can see that it is a highly successful surgery if done by a skilled and experienced surgeon.

blinky

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Re: A little Scared
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 04:18:52 PM »
JD asks a good Q. You can't control every variable, but you can find the best doctor possible.


You have five good years. Same guy doing number two?

tcarroll

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Re: A little Scared
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 07:53:47 PM »
Yes same Dr doing it

jd

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Re: A little Scared
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 08:12:39 PM »
If he did a good job the first time, and generally has the experience and good results data to back that up from his other patients, I don't think you have much to worry about.

The vast, vast majority of failures are due to surgeon inexperience and error. This is a technically difficult surgery, and results aren't good before surgeons get at least several hundred surgeries done.

There's nothing inherently riskier about getting your second hip done vs your first either.

Good luck!

 

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